Q. 48 B4.0( 6 Votes )

What is saponification? Write the chemical equation of the reaction involved in this process. Name all the substances which take part in this process and also those which are formed.

Answer :

Soaps are made from animal fat or vegetable oils by heating it with sodium hydroxide.

This process of preparation of soap by the fats and oils hydrolysis with alkali is called saponification.

Rate this question :

How useful is this solution?
We strive to provide quality solutions. Please rate us to serve you better.
Related Videos
Smart Revision | Carbon and Its Compounds in One ShotSmart Revision | Carbon and Its Compounds in One ShotSmart Revision | Carbon and Its Compounds in One Shot68 mins
Smart Revision | Carbon Compounds in 40 MinutesSmart Revision | Carbon Compounds in 40 MinutesSmart Revision | Carbon Compounds in 40 Minutes45 mins
Smart Revision | Let's Revise Carbon and It's Amazing PropertiesSmart Revision | Let's Revise Carbon and It's Amazing PropertiesSmart Revision | Let's Revise Carbon and It's Amazing Properties32 mins
Foundation | IsomersFoundation | IsomersFoundation | Isomers43 mins
NCERT | Covalent BondingNCERT | Covalent BondingNCERT | Covalent Bonding46 mins
NCERT Exemplar | Carbon and Its CompoundsNCERT Exemplar | Carbon and Its CompoundsNCERT Exemplar | Carbon and Its Compounds43 mins
Nomenclature of CompoundsNomenclature of CompoundsNomenclature of Compounds53 mins
NCERT | Carbon InfinityNCERT | Carbon InfinityNCERT | Carbon Infinity21 mins
Foundation | Homologous Series and Functional GroupsFoundation | Homologous Series and Functional GroupsFoundation | Homologous Series and Functional Groups50 mins
Carbon And its UniquenessCarbon And its UniquenessCarbon And its Uniqueness26 mins
Try our Mini CourseMaster Important Topics in 7 DaysLearn from IITians, NITians, Doctors & Academic Experts
Dedicated counsellor for each student
24X7 Doubt Resolution
Daily Report Card
Detailed Performance Evaluation
caricature
view all courses
RELATED QUESTIONS :
Why have detergents replaced soap as a washing agent ?Lakhmir Singh & Manjit Kaur - Chemistry
What is a detergent? Name one detergent.Lakhmir Singh & Manjit Kaur - Chemistry